Books for Kids

American Revolution


Whether you're planning a trip to Boston and the areas of the American Revolution, or are just looking for a good children's book on the topic, take a look at our list.  We have read and enjoyed everything on this list.




Johnny Tremain

by Esther Hoskins Forbes


Johnny Tremain, winner of the 1944 Newbery Medal, is one of the finest historical novels ever written for children. Fourteen-year-old Johnny Tremain, an apprentice silversmith with a bright future ahead of him, injures his hand in a tragic accident, forcing him to look for other work.



The Minute Boys of Lexington

by Edward Stratemeyer

Follow Roger and his friends as they fight the British with courage and determination in the name of justice and liberty. Let It Begin Here!: Lexington & Concord: First Battles of the

American Revolution.



My Brother Sam Is Dead 

by James Lincoln Collier

All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother Sam. Sam's smart and brave -- and is now a part of the American Revolution. Not everyone in town wants to be a part of the rebellion. Most are supporters of the British -- including Tim and Sam's father.  With the war soon raging, Tim know he'll have to make a choice -- between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats . . . and between his brother and his father.



Paul Revere's Ride
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Ted Rand


Picture book of Paul Revere's famous ride.  May not be completely accurate, but you can't go wrong with Longfellow's famous poem accompanied by beautiful illustrations.



Let It Begin Here!: Lexington & Concord:

First Battles of the American Revolution

by Dennis Brindell Fradin


A step by step account of the 24 hours leading up to the battles of Lexington and Concord.  This picture book is full of information and nicely displayed through text and pictures.



The Scarlet Stockings Spy

by Trinka Hakes Noble


Fictional picture book of a young girl that helps the colonists stand up to the British.



George vs. George: The American Revolution

As Seen from Both Sides
by Rosalyn Schanzer


There are two sides to every story. Rosalyn Schanzer's engaging and wonderfully illustrated book brings to life both sides of the American Revolution.



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